Pain in Children

A Practical Guide for Primary Care

  • Gary A. Walco
  • Kenneth R. Goldschneider
  • Charles B. Berde

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxi
  2. General Considerations

    1. Paula A. Forgeron, Patrick J. McGrath
      Pages 39-51
  3. Acute Pain Management

    1. Neil L. Schechter
      Pages 55-63
    2. William T. Zempsky, Neil L. Schechter
      Pages 65-72
    3. Michael K. Kim
      Pages 87-91
    4. Ronald L. Blount, Megan L. McCormick, Jill E. MacLaren, Zeev N. Kain
      Pages 93-99
    5. Robert T. Wilder, Kenneth R. Goldschneider
      Pages 101-109
    6. Elliot J. Krane, Artee Gandhi, R. J. Ramamurthi
      Pages 111-122
  4. Recurrent and Chronic Pain Management

    1. Tonya M. Palermo, Carl L. von Baeyer
      Pages 125-131
    2. Steven J. Weisman
      Pages 133-143
    3. Susmita Kashikar Zuck, Anne M. Lynch
      Pages 145-152
    4. Subhadra Evans, Lonnie K. Zeltzer
      Pages 153-160
  5. Common Recurrent and Chronic Pain Problems in Primary Care

    1. Lisa Scharff, Laura E. Simons
      Pages 163-171
    2. Navil F. Sethna, Alyssa A. Lebel
      Pages 173-183
    3. Mark A. Connelly, Laura E. Schanberg
      Pages 185-199
    4. Carlton Dampier
      Pages 201-207
    5. Christine D. Greco
      Pages 209-217
  6. Special Topics

    1. Norbert J. Weidner, Mark J. Meyer
      Pages 221-231
    2. Hari Cheryl Sachs, Debbie Avant, William J. Rodriguez
      Pages 233-255
    3. Carol Schadelbauer
      Pages 257-263
    4. Kenneth R. Goldschneider
      Pages 265-269
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 271-279

About this book


Advances over the past two decades have enabled physicians to revolutionize the manner in which they can assess and manage children’s pain. Thirty years ago it was thought that young children did not experience pain and therefore it was not necessary to treat it. Today professionals from a variety of disciplines have contributed data that have revolutionized medical perspectives. Technological advances now enable doctors to treat acute pain in fetuses, premature neonates, infants, toddlers, children, and adolescents with increasing precision and efficacy. Research highlighting the context of chronic pain has moved them away from a mind-body dichotomy and toward an integrated, holistic perspective that leads to substantial improvement in children’s adaptive functioning as well as subjective discomfort.

This book covers these topics and is intended for anyone who provides medical care to children. Each chapter provides an overview of the problem, followed by a "hands on" description of relevant assessment and intervention strategies. The role of the primary care practitioner is highlighted, both as a front-line resource as well as a consumer of specialized pediatric pain treatment services. Each chapter ends with a summary and specific bullet points highlighting the most central elements, making for quick and easy reference.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Gary A. Walco
    • 1
    • 2
  • Kenneth R. Goldschneider
    • 3
  • Charles B. Berde
    • 4
  1. 1.The David Center for Children's Pain and Palliative CareHackensack University Medical CenterHackensack
  2. 2.University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, New Jersey Medical SchoolNewark
  3. 3.Division of Pain Management, Department of Anesthesia, Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical CenterUniversity of Cincinnati College of MedicineCincinnati
  4. 4.Departments of Anesthesia and Pediatrics, Department of AnesthesiaHarvard Medical School, Children's Hospital BostonBoston

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Humana Press 2008
  • Publisher Name Humana Press
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Print ISBN 978-1-934115-31-2
  • Online ISBN 978-1-59745-476-6
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